The result of 50 years of development! 

Glaser Bender Technology

It's the small and unseen things that make the big difference.
Minimally Invasive, Weight Neutral 

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Under the

Neckplate

There is a small and shallow routed cavity under the neck plate just big enough for the Bender mechanism.

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Under the

Bridgeplate

A small opening sits under the bridge surface for the B and/or G Bender Finger.  This does not affect the instrument sound.

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End View

This 1/2" hole is for the adjustable support tension spring and is capped by a small ferrule and the phillips-head tension adjustment screw.

1. Under the Neckplate

 
Neckplate Route

A small, shallow cavity is created under the neckplate for the plate-mounted mechanism. This does not affect the body strength or sound.

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Bender Lever Arm

The Bender Arm is free of screws and has no slack or wobble. The arm moves very smoothly and the destination pitch is fine-tuned with the thumbscrew shown.

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Neckplate Mechanism

The integrated neckplate and mechanism create great stability. The built-in bearings provide

the smoothest feel, all in a very lightweight unit.

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2. Under the Bridgeplate

 
Bridge Area Routing

There is a small non-invasive rout under the bridge plate. This allows the Bender to be moved between a B-pull or G-pull, per preference.

This typically takes 5 minutes.

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Bender Saddle - 'B'

Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'B' Finger and an original style non-bending hi e' barrel portion.

This saddle can be flipped to G and automatically intonate. 

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Bender Saddle - 'G'

Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'G' Finger and an original style non-bending D' barrel portion.

This saddle can be flipped to B and automatically intonate. 

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Left Handed Option

Benders for left-handed instruments are no problem and are also convertible between 'B' and 'G'. Note the vintage Fender lefty with the bridge corners factory notched so Fender could re-bent it as a lefty.

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Typical Installation

The Bender, installed, is non-invasive and retains the original look and sound.

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3. End View

Tension Spring Hole

A 1/2" hole runs from the body end, under the bridge to the neckplate area.

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Tension Adjustment

A phillips-head screw allows individual preference of Bender tension, easily adjustable for a soft touch or for aggressive high-activity use.

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Strap Attachment

The butt end strap attachment is not affected by the Bender and does not impede tension screw access.

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